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OIE: New FMD Outbreak Results in Quarantine Measures

15 May 2013, at 8:01am

KAZAKHSTAN – Quarantine measures have been imposed in the east of the country following the confirmation of a foot and mouth disease outbreak in the village of Akshoka.

Notification was received from Dr Taitubayev, Chairman of the Veterinary Control and Supervision who confirmed a new outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the Akshokinsky region in Urdzarsky.

The outbreak, on farms with cattle, sheep and goats, has resulted in 40 cases of FMD in cows which were destroyed.

More than 4,000 animals have been listed as susceptible by the World Organisation for Animal Health.

The outbreak is a recurrence of an outbreak last detected in late August last year.

Standard zoning, vaccinating and disinfectant measures have been put in place.

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